Travel Reading to inspire trips or to help you when you get home on a Monday


May 25, 2016 by Terumi

Souvenirs from Japan

In the next few weeks you’ll hear about our recent trips to San Diego, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo on …
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World Burger Tour with Hard Rock Cafe


May 23, 2016 by Terumi

Hard Rock Cafe Shop Victoria Peak

It seems like every big city has a Hard Rock Cafe and Seattle is no different.  Ours is right near …
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A Fun Family trip to Imperial Beach thanks to Expedia


May 19, 2016 by Terumi

Imperial Beach with Kids room at Pier South Resort

I’ve said it many times before but I’m a total fan of booking through Expedia.  This site allows me to …
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Super cute Hello Kitty Cafe Truck rolling into Seattle


May 11, 2016 by Terumi

hello kitty Seattle at the EMP

If you are in Seattle May 14th and 15th and you LOVE Hello Kitty, you need to get yourself to …
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Cinco de Mayo, Qdoba and an easy way to bring home a feast


May 5, 2016 by Terumi

Qdoba taco in Seattle

Don’t you just love guacamole? I whisper in my kids’ ears as I tempt them to go out to dinner …
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Lego Dreaming at the Legoland Hotel California in San Diego


May 4, 2016 by Terumi

Kids arriving at Legoland hotel

I almost didn’t book the Legoland hotel.  I had planned a beach vacation for the family and Legoland wasn’t even …
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Mother’s Day Shopping on a Monday


May 2, 2016 by Terumi

Pro flowers Mother's Day flowers

Yes, life should be about presence not presents, but I do love a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a fun …
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Going beyond bagels at Seattle Bagel Bakery (Pike Place Market, Seattle)


April 29, 2016 by Terumi

Seattle Bagel Bakery in Pike Place Market

Seattle Bagel Bakery is situated nicely between the Daily Dozen Donuts and Saffron Spice in Pike Place Market and there …
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Sustainable Clothing from PrAna review and would you like to be my twin?


April 27, 2016 by Terumi

Alpental in spring

When I think of clothing that is good for the environment it doesn’t always conjure stylish images in my head. …
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Earth Day Every Day on a Monday


April 25, 2016 by Terumi


The nice thing about most people in life is that we talk about sports, the weather and nice places we …
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Sound View Cafe in Pike Place Market


April 23, 2016 by Terumi

April is Peony Tulip Time in Pike Place Market

I’ve been stalking the window seats at the Sound View Cafe ever since I started my 52 weeks of eating …
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Pondering the color of airplane sound and the meaning of indigo because of the Seattle Art Museum


April 21, 2016 by Terumi

Mood Indigo Textiles from Around the World

“Get ready for a crash landing” the boy ahead of me squeals.  His mom promptly hushes him, “We don’t crash …
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Lyrical Flowers at my Local Safeway Let Me Play Florist at Home


April 18, 2016 by Terumi

Learning how to set up a beautiful floral arrangement like a florist

Truth be told sometimes I used to get off the bus I rode to college just short of campus because …
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A Book to read for Baseball Season in Seattle


April 15, 2016 by Terumi

Kids baseball in Seattle at Ella Bailey Park

It’s baseball season again and now that we’ve played a few years, we’re starting to get serious.  Practices are longer …
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More than juices at Jujubeet Cafe in Bellevue


April 12, 2016 by Terumi

Jujubeet Cafe in Bellevue

I first noticed Jujubeet Cafe in Seattle a few months ago.  I was on my way home from getting my …
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A meal worth waiting for (Farvahar Persian Cafe, Seattle, WA)


April 8, 2016 by Terumi

Farvahar Persian Cafe is a hidden gem in Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market in the spring and summer can get quite busy and navigating the market when you’re in a …
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San Diego trip planning in Seattle because of Legoland


April 1, 2016 by Terumi

California Legoland with 7-year old boys

When I think of San Diego, I think of sunshine, beaches and yummy food, but my kids immediately think of …
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Procopio Gelato and so much sunshine (Pike Place Market, Seattle)


April 1, 2016 by Terumi

procopio gelato in pike place market on the hillclimb

I have walked by Procopio Gelato more times than any person ever should walk by a gelato store without going …
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Snowy Spring adventures near Seattle (Snoqualmie Pass)


March 31, 2016 by Terumi

Spring Skiing in Snoqualmie Pass with kids

Maybe it’s starting to feel like winter is over in the city, but Snoqualmie Pass set a record for snow …
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A Warm and Uplifting Reuben Sandwich at Three Girls Bakery (52 weeks of Pike Place Market, Seattle


March 25, 2016 by Terumi

Three Girls Bakery in Pike Place Market

Just when you think it’s spring in Seattle, we get a few chilly blasts that remind us to give weather …
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